From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


A swift-footed two-toed flightless ratite bird with valuable wing and tail plumes that is the largest of existing birds and weighs 300 pounds.

(AMc-51; dp. 213; 1. 97'1"; b. 21', dr. 9'; s. 10 k; cpl. 7; a. 2 .30 cal. mg.; cl. Accentor)

The second Ostrich was laid down 6 February 1941, by the Herreschoff Mfr. Co. Bristol, R. I., launched 29 March 1941 and placed in service 14 July 1941.

After completion of fitting out, Ostrich departed Boston 29 July and sailed for Hampton Roads where she arrived 31 July, and reported to Commandant, 5th Naval District for type training at Yorktown, Va. She was then attached to an Inshore Patrol Squadron and remained in this capacity until late November, when in company with Courlan (AMc-44) and Develin (AMc-45), she sailed to New Orleans, arriving 5 December and reporting to Commandant 8th Naval District. She operated out of New Orleans for the remainder of the war and until placed out of service on 27 December 1945 at Norfolk. She was struck from the Naval Vessel Register 21 January 1946 and transferred to the Maritime Commission on 21 March 1947 for disposal.